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Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis is about a boy named CallumOne day he meets Iona who tells him an incredible secretOspreys are living in the woods beside his farmOspreys are endangered and are One Small Step: An Anthology of Discoveries protectedHe and Iona make aromise to keep the ospreys a secret but when Iona dies and the female osprey dissapears halfway through her migration will Callum be able to save the female osprey or will she disapearI icked this book up because I wanted to see if the books by Gill Lewis were good and they wereI finished Sky Hawk because it was one of the best books that don t have alot fo action I ve ever readI would recommend this book to eople who likes to read books that are heart warming because this one was i thought that it was really good a little unbelievable at times but very emotional This was a beautiful and touching storyThe blurb on the back made it seem vaguely fantasy ishbut that wasn t the case I may not have urchased this to read aloud to my little one had I known so I m truly glad of my mistakeBasically it is the story of two young Scottish children discovering an endangered osprey has mad their backyard its home There is great joy in the story and also great loss My daughter would beg for one chapter after each one ended forcing herself to stay awake and listen her eyes fever bright in her tired little face And I found myself delighted to indulge her every time This book was an interesting read highlighting many cross curricular links that can be used in a variety of Primary School subjects Integrating lots of diverse themes Sky Hawk can be utilised in many subjects such as English lessons This is because Sky Hawk generates a vast range of creative writing tasks examples being getting the children to imagine a different animal to "an Osprey and visualise it making a journey this could be a et or another wild animal They have "Osprey and visualise it making a journey this could be a Birds pet or another wild animal They have describe its journey from the animal serspective Tales from the Ballpark Tales from the Ballpark Tales from the Ballpark: More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told portraying theeople and Isocrates I (The Oratory of Classical Greece, vol. 4) places they encounter on the way Other ideas include creating a diary entry from theerspective of Iona or similarly to Callum they could write a letteremail to a Robot Programming: A Practical Guide to Behavior-Based Robotics penal in a different countryThere is also an interest in Nature in the book which can be connected to Science Activities such as creating a fact file of Osprey s or getting children to explore their local environment through researching what birds they have near them could be influential in expanding their knowledge of living things and their habitats which is of significance in the Science National Curriculum There is also the opportunity for the inclusion of drama role lay and art as children could create their own tree houseden like Iona s and Callum s
which could be filled with drawings the upils have created of birds from their local area Throughout the book there are could be filled with drawings the Versailles pupils have created of birds from their local area Throughout the book there are opportunities to interweave PSHE for instance discussing the treatment of wild birds in the book and why it is important torotect such rare species The book over holds strong themes of relationships family and friendship Specifically the challenges we face in relationships such as bully jealousy and loss topics which are relatable to upils Geography can also be used as children can look at di. The majestic Osprey is an endangered bird that hasn’t been seen in Scotland for years so when Iona McNair locates an Osprey nest she’s desperate to keep the bird safe from oachers She shares her secret with her classmate Callum and the two become friends as they work to sa. Fferent counties the Osprey visited and can explore citizenship through investigating what is it like living in different communities Overall I throughly enjoyed reading this book felt and would encourage the use of this book in schools rating 35 the first third was too bland for this book to merit a solid 4 starsIt s taken seven years for me to stumble across this author According to the inside back cover she is a former veterinarian living in the UK This book was influenced by her assion for wildlife and the inspirational eople she met during her travels as a vet In many ways her writing reminds me of books by Jean Craighead GeorgeThe focus here is on A fantastic book This book is full of beautiful imagery describing the hawk and nature I loved the important messages that were ortrayed in the book kindness friendships and love How is the story told The story is told as a narrative in first Splendid Solution person where a boy and girl called Iona Callum find a hawk The boy tracks the flight off the bird when he travels between Africa and Scotland The book has a lot italics which grips the reader into the book Thearagraphs with the italics are only written when describing the actions of the bird The book is also full of a variety of
speech and adjectives are used effectively to describe land scapes nature and the hawk The book and adjectives are used effectively to describe land scapes nature and the hawk The book has aragraphs that are written in the format of letter and email writing and diary or log I loved this book Simple as that It started uite slowly with kids oaching fish in a Scottish burn lambs being fed on a farm and friends bickering over the things which seem important when you re ten And because I was brought up somewhere a bit similar I stuck with it for a few chapters But then suddenly the gentle writing got under my skin the story heated up and I was gripped I had started reading it without reconceptions without even reading the blurb a great way to read any book if you can manage it so I m not going to say much about the lot but I will say that it s about two children in a Scottish village and two rare
birds about real death and imagined death about secrets and community and about another child in about real death and imagined death about secrets and community and about another child in village This story s wings spread all the way from Scotland to Africa just like the osprey s annual migration I started crying on How to Be Alone page 100 and barely stopped blowing my nose after that But I enjoyed every minute of it What did I like about this book 1 The way that love of animals often seems to bring out the best ineople eg Callum and his friends 2 The settings Scotland and the osprey s trek to Africa 3 The truth that the internet can forge long distance friendships that are real some Racial Theories In Context people argue worry that time spent on the internet deprives children of real friendships4 The courage of the author in killing off a uirky lead character early in the book Meningitis is a very abrupt death The author s choice to end arominent character s role without much warning is tribute to the fact that this is a dangerous disease that strikes fast and invokes fear in the community when it occurs I happen to know a beautiful genuinely good healthy young college graduate who died suddenly overnight after falling asl. Ve the Osprey they’ve named Isis They’re able to get the bird tagged by a reservationist but after Isis flies to Africa for the winter her signal becomes stagnant then lost Spurred by a romise to Iona who has fallen ill Callum is determined to track and save Isis and a le.